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Sting explode for five in first period in victory over Spirit
andrew brethauer November 19th, 2011

Saginaw, ON - With an explosion of five goals in the first period, the Sarnia Sting won their second meeting of the home and home series with the Saginaw Spirit 6-3.

Brett Thompson, who had three goals in Friday's game in Sarnia followed up with two more in the first period to give him five in two nights against the Spirit.

Jack Nevins started the scoring in the first for the Sarnia 1-0 lead, and Rein Boucher would score his 14th of the season on the powerplay to put the Sting up by a pair before the Spirit could answer just under a minute later.

But Thompson would add his first of the game and 10th of the season two minutes after to restore the two goal lead. Ludvig Rensfeldt would make it a 4-1 game with under a minute to go, and 11 seconds later, Thompson would add his second of the game for the 5-1 first period lead.

In the second, Nevins would score his second of the game before Saginaw could final answer with a goal from Michael Fine. John McFarland would add a third period goal to round out the scoring as Sarnia wins 6-3.

Brandon Maxwell picked up the victory again over the Spirit, stopping 42 shots.

Sarnia is currently in second place in the West Division behind the Plymouth Whalers, yet have three games to make up on them.

Sarnia is back home on Thursday against Barrie and Friday against Niagara before hitting the road Sunday to head to Kitchener to round out the month of November.



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